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GT Vs PBKS, IPL 2024: Shashank Singh Guides Punjab Kings To A Three-Wicket Win Over Gujarat Titans - As It Happened

A cracking unbeaten half-century by all-rounder Shashank Singh and his fruitful 43-partnership with an equally aggressive Ashutosh Sharma helped Punjab Kings defeat Gujarat Titans by three wickets in an Indian Premier League match on Thursday. Shashank smashed an unbeaten 61 off 29 deliveries, while Ashutosh slammed a 17-ball 31 as PBKS chased down the 200-run target with one ball to spare. GT skipper Shubman Gill's unbeaten 89 off just 48 deliveries in the team's total of 199 for 4 went in vain. Gill was in sublime form as he took GT to an imposing total, hitting six boundaries and four maximums. For all the scores and updates of GT vs PBKS, IPL 2024, match 17, you can get it right here

GT vs PBKS IPL 2024 Live Score: Shubman Gill's Gujarat Titans have lost to Shikhar Dhawan's Punjab Kings in Ahmedabad. AP

Gujarat Titans Vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2024 Highlights

Shashank Singh's unbeaten 61 was key in them chasing down 199 in match 17 of the IPL 2024 against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The 2022 champions posted a massive 199 on the board thanks to their skipper Shubman Gill's unbeaten 89. PBKS started poorly but Shashank Singh, and well supported by Ashutosh Sharma, held the chase nicely as they got home with three wickets to spare. For all the scores and updates of GT vs PBKS, IPL 2024, match 17, you can get it right here. (Scorecard | Full Coverage)

Squads

Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Tanay Thyagarajan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh.

Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Darshan Nalkande, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Sharath BR, Manav Suthar, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Jayant Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shahrukh Khan, Joshua Little, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra.

GT Vs PBKS Pitch Update

With a flat deck welcoming both teams, the toss may or may not be a crucial factor in this tie. What could be crucial is the dew, and if the captain wins the toss, he might opt to bat.

GT Vs PBKS Pitch Report

"We are the centre pitch. 63m square boundaries, 70m straight hit," reveal WV Raman. Simon Katich talks about the surface. "We are Pitch No. 6. We were here 4 times last season and in those 4 matches three of them were won by the chasing team. So I expect that to come into play tonight at the toss. This pitch has black and red soil, a mixture of both. It's rock hard and has 3mm of grass on it so I expect to have good pace and bounce so I expect plenty of runs tonight. GT have 8 out of 12 games here," says Katich.

Toss Update

PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Speaking at the toss, he said, "We are gonna bowl first, I feel it's a good wicket and it will stay the same, we will prefer chasing. I don't think every game is gonna be like that, we will score runs. I think we are playing decent cricket, it's early days in the tournament, we are going to play better. Livi goes out and Sikandar Raza comes into the side."

Shubman Gill | GT Captain

"It looks like an even wicket. In the first year we played them, we played them twice. We have started off prretty well, games on the road are important. Last year, we played away from home. Miller missed out and is replaced by Kane Williamson."

Playing XIs

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Darshan Nalkande.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma(w), Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.

Impact Subs

Punjab Kings Subs: Tanay Thyagarajan, Nathan Ellis, Asutosh Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa

Gujarat Titans Subs: BR Sharath, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Warrier, Abhinav Manohar, Manav Suthar

Action Gets Underway

GT openers are at the crease as the action gets underway in Ahmedabad.

Wriddhiman Saha Dismissed By Kagiso Rabada

GT's opening batter Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed by PBKS pacer Kagiso Rabada to dent the home side in their match 17 of the IPL 2024.

After 5 Overs, GT Are 41/1

Shubman Gill looks in great form for GT and he is joined by Kiwi great, Kane Williamson as the duo look to build on the momentum for the home team whereas PBKS hunt for wickets.

After 10 Overs, GT Are 83/2

Kane Williamson (26) was dismissed by Harpreet Brar in the ninth over to derail GT momentum. However, their skipper Shubman Gill is still at the crease and is joined by Sai Sudharsan, as they look to go big in Ahmedabad.

15 Overs Down, GT Are 134/3

With Sai Sudharsan dismissed, all hopes are pinned on skipper Shubman Gill to take his team towards a formidable total against PBKS in Ahmedabad. Gill is joined by Vijay Shankar as the skipper also got his well-deserved half-century.

PBKS Need 200 To Win Vs GT

Shubman Gill's unbeaten 89, followed up by Rahul Tewatia (23 not out) and some handy cameos from the GT batters have powered them to a formidable 199/4 in 20 overs. Gill, who scored 6 fours and 4 maximums, has become the highest individual scorer in the tournament, overtaking Sunil Narine's 85.

Highest Recorded Run-chase In IPL 2024

Highest successful chase in IPL 2024: 183 by KKR vs RCB in Bengaluru.

Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan Out To Chase Down 200

PBKS opening batters Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan are out in the crease and look set to chase down 200.

After 5 Overs, PBKS Are 48/1

Shikhar Dhawan departed early but PBKS did not lose hope as Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh attacked the GT bowlers and are well within the run-rate of 9.6.

After 10 Overs, PBKS Are 83/4

Punjab Kings require 117 runs in 60 balls but are already four down in pursuit of 200 against Gujarat Titans. PBKS lost Prabhsimran Singh and Sam Curran in this phase as GT bowlers have restricted the opposing batters.

Shashank Singh Key For PBKS As They Require 62 runs in 30 balls

PBKS batter Shashank Singh has taken the mantle of taking his side towards the formidable target of 200 as he amassed 48 off 22 deliveries in this phase. After 15 overs, PBKS are 138/5.

Shashank Singh Scores Fifty

What A Run-Chase!

Shashank Singh's unbeaten 61 and a blitkrieg from Ashutosh Sharma (31 off 17 balls) helped Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans by three wickets in this IPL 2024 encounter. With this run-chase, PBKS have become the first side in IPL 2024 to chase the highest score.

GT - 199/4 (20 Overs)

PBKS - 200/7 (19.5 Overs)

Most Successful Chases Of 200+ Targets In IPL

6 by Punjab Kings
5 by Mumbai Indians
3 by Kolkata Knight Riders & Chennai Super Kings

Shubman Gill | GT Skipper

I think a couple of catches went down, never easy (to win) when you drop catches. Bowlers did a decent job, when the ball is coming on to the bat, it's difficult to defend, I wouldn't say we were short (on runs). The new ball was doing something. 200 was good enough. We were right in the game till about the 15th over. always under pressure with dropped catches. With the way he's ((Nalkande) bowled in the last match and with 7 runs to go, it was a no brainer for us. People who you haven't seen will come and play knocks like these and that's the beauty of IPL.

Ashutosh Sharma | PBKS Hero For The Night

"I would like to thank the PBKS team for believing in me so much. Feels so good to perform and more importantly the team won, so I am happy about it. Shikhar paaji believed in me so much. I was normal and kept believing that I can do it. To Sanjay sir I will thank him so much and he believed in me. He told me a lot of good things. I was normal and believed that I can do it because I have won games for my home team. Back home I was training with Amay Khurasiya sir. He told me when you get a chance you will become a hero."

Player of The Match | Shashank Singh

Still trying to sink in, I vision these things but turning it into reality feels great. I play cricketing shots, I bat at No. 7 but today I batted at No. 5. The bounce was very good, 200 scored by both teams so the wicket was fantastic. They are the legends of cricket, I don't see the names, I react to the bowler and play my shots accordingly. Couldn't get much matches before, last to last year for SRH but the management, the coaching staff has really backed me.

What An Enthralling Finish

What a finish to the game between GT and PBKS. Till then, good night!

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